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Ohio Flu Cases Drop Below 100

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11:57AM
March
13, 2015

Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations fell below 100 last week as an unusually severe season comes to an end.

Mount Carmel Health Systems Will Expand In Grove City

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6:35AM
March
13, 2015

Mount Carmel announced it will move its main hospital operations out of Franklinton to a new facility in Grove City.

Life Expectancy Varies In Franklin County

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A new study on life expectancy points to race, poverty and lack of health care as factors that contribute to the premature death of some county residents.
3:18PM
March
12, 2015

A new study on life expectancy points to race, poverty and lack of health care as factors that contribute to the premature death of some county residents.

Fatal Overdoses From Heroin Substitute On The Rise In Ohio County

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Cuyahoga County coroner reports fatal overdoses from heroin substitute on the rise.
8:05AM
March
12, 2015

The coroner in Cuyahoga county is seeing a rise in deaths from the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Advocates To Push Vaccine Legislation At Ohio Statehouse

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9:26AM
March
10, 2015

The father of a boy killed by bacterial meningitis and an expert in infectious diseases are among advocates coming to the Ohio Statehouse to promote new vaccine legislation.

Surge In Ohio Ginseng Harvesting

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Rural Action's Tanner Filyaw holds a decades-old ginseng root
6:56AM
March
10, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is studying ways to protect Ginseng, a plant highly prized in Asia for claimed medicinal qualities. Recent media attention has caused a surge in ginseng harvesting.

Ohio Legislature Weighs New ‘Run-off’ Regs For Farmers

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
1:50PM
March
9, 2015

The Ohio House is expected to vote on legislation this week to regulate fertilizer and manure run-off from fields. The run-off is partially blamed for a toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie that disrupted water supply for 400,000 Toledo residents last summer.

Ohio Man Killed in WV Coal Mine Accident

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12:01PM
March
9, 2015

West Virginia officials are investigating a coal mine accident in Marshall County that killed a worker from Ohio.

Ohio Reports Increase In Flu-Related Hospitalizations

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Ohio health officials say the number of flu-hospitalizations was up last week.
3:30PM
March 6, 2015

Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations rose slightly last week as an unusually severe season winds down.

OSU To Require Nearly All Freshmen To Be Fully Vaccinated

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OSU says beginning in the fall, the school will require nearly all incoming freshmen to be fully vaccinated.
8:31AM
March
5, 2015

OSU says beginning in the fall, all first-year students who attend at least half-time with one on-campus course will have to be fully vaccinated.